JPdL Destination Management is Canada’s largest Destination Company with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Tremblant and Quebec City.
We have been serving clients since 1982 and are actively looking for a new addition to our JPdL West team. The candidate must be based in Vancouver.
Position : Event and Meeting Manager
JPdL Location : JPdL West (Vancouver)
Compensation : Competitive salary, incentive plan and benefits
Start date : Immediately
Primary Objective : Operate flawless programs and write winning proposals
Who are you?
You are an exceptional individual who is confident, creative, dynamic and full of energy. You are a gifted communicator who can tell a story and share your vision.
You are trusted by clients, colleagues and friends. You always remain cool, calm and collected.
You are passionate in general and knowledgeable, specifically about Vancouver and Western Canada. You work hard and can handle the daily grind of responding to last-
minute, seemingly unrealistic external and internal deadlines. You are proficient with standard business software (Outlook, Office, Explorer, databases).
Experience in sales will be considered an asset. Must be based in Vancouver.
Is this you?
Minimum +5 years of operating programs and writing proposals in the Hospitality Industry
Results driven, energetic, and focused
Service-oriented style with professional presentations skills
Solid understanding of budgets and costing models
You are meticulously organized to the point of obsession.
You love a challenge and have strong problem-solving skills. You listen more than you talk.
You can juggle multiple programs and tasks simultaneously. You are results oriented with a high level of self initiative and pro-activity.
You are computer literate (all Windows business software + database knowledge).
You have relevant hospitality industry experience and a Degree or Diploma in Hospitality / Event Management or related field;
CMP, DMCP designation an asset).
You have clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English. French, Spanish or Mandarin language skills an asset
You are a self starter and can work independently as well as part of a team.
You must be available to work on events operating week-ends and evenings
On a day-to-day basis, you will :
Work closely with the Director of Operations and the Operations team to ensure the smooth and flawless execution of programs;
Successfully operate and manage the programs (conventions, incentives, meetings and other special events) as assigned by his / her supervisor programs will include, but are not limited to the management of : hotel contracts & room blocks, transportation, production (entertainment, A / V, staging), off-
site venues, tours & activities, tradeshows, food and beverage (on-site, off-site and restaurants), gifts & amenities;
Ensure a smooth transition of files from Sales to the Operations Department;
Maintain the highest level of business and personal integrity with clients, suppliers, industry and office colleagues;
Maintain and develop hotel, venue and other product knowledge;
Assist with supervision of large programs on-site;
Manage program budgets during program operations and all final invoicing
Constantly strive to improve operations processes to make the company more efficient and cost-effective;
Create and develop new ideas, processes and program extras that distinguish JPdL from other such companies;
Share in general office duties and handle administrative tasks as required;
Be a positive, calm and creative influence
Creative Services :
Write proposals in a persuasive manner that takes full account of customer-specific style and content and achieves required JPdL positioning
Prepare contracts and close the sale with or without the sales team
Source vendors and prepare RFPs. Liaise with JPdL colleagues to ensure we have the most creative, outstanding proposals in the industry.
Assist with client site inspections, Fams and sales trips throughout the year as required
Foster relationships with local and national hoteliers and vendors, Tourism bureaus, BC Tourism and Canadian Tourism Commission representatives and convention centres
Help us improve our company with your imagination and drive
Send your intro letter and resume in PDF format to Michelle Piromalli, General Manager of Operations at mpiromalli jpdl.
com by Monday, September 24th, 2018.
Must include salary expectations in order to be considered for an interview. Candidates must be based in Vancouver.